Skip to main content Skip to search results

     MANUSCRIPTS and ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

Showing Collections: 1 - 20 of 20

Sarah A. C. Brown manuscript

 Collection — Box: BW 6, Folder: 1 [X031589275]
Identifier: MSS 16133
Scope and Contents Sarah A. C. Brown manuscript (1851-1855; 0.03 cubic feet) includes copies of poetry, and cheerful passages belonging to Sarah Brown.

Charles and Thomas Frankland Legal Record Books, ca. 1740 - 1811

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-89-3
Scope and Contents COLLECTION DESCRIPTION & ARRANGEMENT This collection contains two handwritten commonplace books compiled by two generations of lawyers in Bedale, Yorkshire, Charles and Thomas Frankland. Three of the functions of these volumes appear to be: to have available all information relevant to Frankland property (land, debtors, etc.); to have available a wide range of legal information, precedents, cases, forms of words, etc.; and to have available information about important clients and matters...

Commonplace Book, ca. 1832 [Working Legal Manuscript]

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-93-5
Scope and Contents COLLECTION DESCRIPTION & ARRANGEMENT This two volume commonplace book concerning property was written in several hands. One volume is signed, "Robert W. Mace, March, 1832." Sources include Sugden's Vendors and Purchasers of Estates and Burton's Treatise on Real Property.

Commonplace Book from Stannery Court Library, Wales, 1817

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-84-10
Scope and Contents COLLECTION DESCRIPTION & ARRANGEMENT This commonplace book, written in 1817, contains abstracts from the sixth edition of Charles Fearne's An Essay on the Learning of Contingent Remainders and Executory Devises edited by Charles Butler, and from the third edition of Francis Williams Sanders' An Essay on Uses and Trusts. It is in at least two hands and may have been written over a period of years.The volume...

Commonplace Book of I. Rowe, Jr., 1783 - 1786

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-91-5
Scope and Contents COLLECTION DESCRIPTION & ARRANGEMENT This eighteenth commonplace book consists primarily of extracts from Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, volumes 1 and 2. Several additional pages are devoted to citations concerning inheritance and to legal maxims, all but one in Latin.

Commonplace Book of Thomas Turner Fauntleroy

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-92-2
Scope and Contents COLLECTION DESCRIPTION & ARRANGEMENT This commonplace book of precedents is arranged by subjects and contains citations from English and American sources. Written in more than one hand, apparently over a number of years. The end paper contains a list of law books owned by Turner on Jaunary 1, 1828.It is likely that Turner passed this book on to his son, Thomas Turner Fauntleroy, Jr., of Winchester, Virginia, who graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1844,...

Margaret Crockett album

 Collection — Box: BW 16, Folder: 1 [X030899238]
Identifier: MSS 16320
Scope and Contents Margaret Crockett album, MSS 16320, 1905-1933, 0.03 cubic feet is described as a commercial album with gold-stamped leather batting-stuffed covers and multi-colored gilt-edged pages, covered with a dull green hand-made fabric cover embroidered "M.C." in red thread. Front free endpaper reads "Margaret Crockett / July 1911," though one pasted entry is dated 1905 and the latest entry is from 1933. The initials RNS (Royal Naval School), is found scattered throughout the volume, as are the locations...

Sadie Eleanor Garbee commonplace book

 Collection — Box: BW 6, Folder: 1 [X031589281]
Identifier: MSS 16146
Scope and Contents Sadie Eleanor Garbee commonplace book (1885-1886; 0.03 cubic feet) includes sentiments from friends and relatives, as well as die-cut chromolithographs of flowers. The album is in a horizontal format and also contains poetry and quotations.

Nannie N. Gardner commonplace book

 Collection — Box: BW 6, Folder: 1 [X031589279]
Identifier: MSS 16141
Scope and Contents Nannie N. Gardner commonplace book (1853-1862; 0.03 cubic feet) consists of a gold stamped cover and gold title page indicating "J.C. Riker, publisher." The commonplace book was published with elaborate gilt title page and hand-colored botanical frontispiece and four similar botanical plates. Most pages in the book have been filled with poems and other inscriptions to Nannie from her friends. Includes entry signed "John Dooley."

Sarah Littlefield Johnston album

 Collection — Box: BW 6, Folder: 1 [X031589277]
Identifier: MSS 16139
Scope and Contents Sarah Littlefield Johnston album (1845-1856; 0.03 cubic feet) containing poems, illustrations of flowers, and sentiments from friends and family in Maine and Massachusetts.

Louise C. Lamb commonplace book

 Collection — Box: BW 7, Folder: 1 [X031589282]
Identifier: MSS 16147
Scope and Contents Louise C. Lamb commonplace book, 1865 with a paste in of a carte de visite of John Wilkes Booth, around 1863 by Alexander Gardner totaling 0.03 cubic feet. Quarto album with gold-stamped leather binding and central inset panel on front cover.A mostly blank commonplace book with a title page indicating that it was published by J. C. Riker, 129 Fulton St., New York. Inscribed "A happy New Year, Lou. Frank." Appears to have been pre-filled with numerous engravings, including one of Little Red...

Maria Morse commonplace book

 Collection — Box: BW 15, Folder: 1 [X031589488]
Identifier: MSS 16319
Scope and Contents Maria Morse commonplace book, 1828-1876, 0,.03 cubic feet is a cCommercially produced album with covers of hand-marbled paper with red leather corners and binding, and hand-marbled endpapers. Printed title page reads The Album. / E. Hunt & Co. Middletown Con." Owner has illustrated half-title with heart-shaped flower illustration and a stamp 'The Property of / Maria Morse." Hand-painted floral illustrations in a similar style appear throughout the volume. One page includes an example of...

Papers of Garrard Glenn

 Collection
Identifier: MSS -78-1

Sophia M. Sias album

 Collection — Box: BW 16, Folder: 1 [X030899240]
Identifier: MSS 16371
Scope and Contents Sophia M. Sias album, MSS 16371 (1854; 0.03 cubic feet) is a commercially made album with stamp of William H. Fisk's Bookstore & Bindery, No. 4 Methodist Church, Manchester, N.H. Brown leather binding with blind- and gold-stamped cover with floral illustration and words "Boquet Album." One hundred pages of various colors, only about twenty sides used for inscriptions, verse, etc. Includes title page "Boquet Album," with no publication information. Five printed floral plates, which have...

Ella F. Simon school newspaper

 Collection — Box: BW 6, Folder: 1 [X031589277]
Identifier: MSS 16137
Scope and Contents Ella F. Simon school newspaper (1859; 0.03 cubic feet) contains eleven pages of handwritten articles, beginning with an "edatoreal" about the state of the nation, followed by articles with titles such as "Night," "The Poet," "Dear Emily," "A Ride," "Our Wreath," "Composition," "Sniff," and more.

The Charles Read-Joseph Read Commonplace Book

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-91-1
Scope and Contents COLLECTION DESCRIPTION & ARRANGEMENT This collection contains a commonplace, or precedents, book in two hands, arranged alphabetically by subject from abatement to warrant. Most precedents are British; however, New Jersey law of the 1790s is also cited. The volume begins with an inscription that indicates the volume was given by Charles Read to Joseph Read "of Mount Holly."

Thruston family commonplace book

 Item
Identifier: MSS 16427
Scope and Contents Note The Thruston family commonplace book (1604-1925; 0.03 cubic feet) documents the family history of the Thruston family of Bristol and Virginia, with early records concerning Martin's Hundred, Virginia, a plantation on the north shore of the James River, first settled in 1638. The manuscript opens with an "Epistle dedicatory" dated 25 October 1628 by Abell Louering, addressed to Robert Rogers, Esq., whose wife was present at the baptism of John Thruston's son John. The manuscript then passes to...

Triangular puzzle commonplace book on love and life

 Collection — Box: BW 16, Folder: 1 [X030899303]
Identifier: MSS 16019
Scope and Contents A 2 x 21/2 inch miniature triangular folded "book" with green coated stock cover with applied printed cut-out images of an imp, a frog, and a chick on front (1860's). On back are the word "Peep in this and you will find amusements for the inquiring mind." Within is miniature verse found in fold-out pages that open into circles. The first page is titled "How to Make Love," and appears to be written by a woman from a woman's perspective. As you turn and fold the 24 center, side, and back pages...

Polly Trumbull place book

 Collection — Box: BW 12, Folder: 1 [X031589499]
Identifier: MSS 16391
Scope and Contents Note Polly Trumbull place book (1782; 0.04 cubic feet) contains extracts from Virgil, Thomson's Seasons, Fordyce's Sermons to Young Women, A Father's Legacy to his Daughters, The 5 Volume of the Spectator, Baxter's; Saints Everlasting Rest, and Principles of Politeness.